FCA 9.8.14‏

Hello Falcon Families!  We’re ready for our 1st full week and we hope our students are too!


If your child will be absent, please report your child’s absence by 8 a.m.  You may call the office at 651-429-7771 or email [email protected].

If your K-5th grade child will have a change in transportation at the end of the day (including attending a sport practice), please be sure to send a note to school about the change.  Last minute changes should be called in to the school office at 651-429-7771.

Lunch money can be sent to school with your child.  Checks should be made payable to Frassati Catholic Academy.

Preschool Families:  Join us for the Preschool Family Pot Luck Picnic from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at Ramaley Park.

Parent Meetings for Grades 8 & 6:  Parent meetings for the 8th grade Washington DC trip and the 6th grade ELC trip will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m.  The 8th grade meeting will be held in Mrs. Schmidtbauer’s room (244) and the 6th grade meeting will be held in Mrs. Prescott’s room (243).

Spirit Wear:  Remember that Frassati Spirit Wear should be ordered online at: https://streamlinedesignonline.presencehost.net/spiritwear.html.  Don’t delay – September 15 is the last day to order!

School Pictures:  Lifetouch will be here on Monday, September 15 (and on Tuesday, September 16 for 2 day preschool students &/or students who are absent on Monday).  Order forms were sent home last week.  Students may be out of uniform for pictures. Please keep order forms at home until picture day.

Website:  The K-8 handbook and teacher email addresses have been added to our school website.  www.frassatiwbl.org

Volleyball:  Our 5th/6th grade volleyball team needs coaches.  If you are able to help for 1-2 hours a day, approximately 4 days a week, please contact the office.  Virtus training/background check are required.  Help support our Falcons!

First Lego League:  Two parents, Barry Cool and Erick Latvala, have graciously agreed to coach the first Frassati Catholic Academy First Lego League team! In addition to our two coaches,
• Team will be made up of 3-10 students between 9-14* years of age.
*Team members may not exceed age 14 on January 1 of the year the Challenge is released.  For example, a student who turns 15 in May of 2013 would be eligible to compete in the Challenge released in August of 2013, whereas a child who turned 15 in December 2012 would not.
•  Team may be of mixed age and gender.
• Practices will be held on Wednesdays starting at 2:15PM (specific dates will be communicated once a team has formed)
• Cost for a student to participate is $75.00

To determine interest, please send an email to Dawn Horgan at [email protected] with your child’s name, grade and age. If more than 10 students are interested in participating in First Lego League, a 2nd team will need to be formed. If this is the case, two additional coaches will need to be identified.

® LEGO® League…
FIRST® LEGO® League in Minnesota (MN FLL®) is part of an international robotics program that includes more than 200,000 kids in 63 countries. 

Teams collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface (the Robot Game) and create an innovative solution to a problem correlated to the yearly theme (the Project), all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements; the Robot Game, the Project, and FLL Core Values make up what is called The Challenge. 

The Challenge – What a team does…
Each year the details of the yearly Challenge are released in August. Teams typically meet twice a week to fulfill three criteria to be used in judging at regional events:

The Robot Game   

Using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot kit, teams design, build and program an autonomous robot to achieve specific missions inspired by the yearly Challenge. Teams compete in three 2.5 minute rounds and are evaluated on mechanical design, programming, design innovation & strategy. 

The Project

In conjunction with the yarly theme, teams conduct research to solve a real-world problem, develop an innovative solution and present and share their work at the competition and within their communities. They are evaluated in research, innovative solution and presentation.

Core Values

The 8 Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. Teams are evaluated on HOW they work together, as well as inspiration, teamwork and gracious professionalism.

This team-based, hands-on, competitive robotics program provides challenging and exciting learning opportunities for young people. It spurs innovation, develops teamwork and leadership skills and promotes excitement in science and technology.  Visit the FIRST website for more program details.